Sunday, June 26, 2016

Checking in I am...

...checking in.

As usual things are busy.  I've had two work trips in the last two weeks - that's about two trips too much since I'm a homebody.

The first trip was to New Orleans for a conference.  Had lots of seafood, so that was good.  The seafood was fried, so that was bad.  Stayed away from sweets and all that jazz.

The second trip was to Kansas City for a week.  After my arrival, I hauled my ass to the hotel gym and worked out.  I was quite proud of myself.  For the most part, the week went well food-wise.

The trip home Friday was a disaster and it took me almost a full day - 24 hours to get home!  After being gone for a week along with being tired, frustrated, and stressed, I found myself just eating. 

Just eating anything.  The fact that I didn't have anything with me that would be good and didn't have the option of buying anything good was a bit frustrating.

It was an odd thing - it really was like I was watching myself but not doing anything about it.

Things have been fine since then and I work out with Mr. Evil tomorrow - I'm kinda looking forward to it....kinda.

In KCI, I was at a meeting with a woman who works as a part-time fitness instructor along with her full-time career in hard science.  She and I ended up waiting together at the hotel and we had a good conversation.

She talked about how she got into fitness because she knew she had to take care of her body.  She talked about the amazing things that our bodies do and how we should take care of it.  I commented that one day I wanted my arms to look as strong as hers.  She said that my arms were already strong.  I'm not relating the conversation very well.  Suffice it to say, the conversation struck a chord with me.

My body feels a bit stressed - like I'm not as limber as I should be, so I went and got a massage today.  I feel better, but not 100%.

That's about it.



  1. Good for you for getting to the hotel gym!!!

    I had to stop and think about the 'strong arms' comment. And you /she is right.....I don't like my arms...they are weaker than I would personally like but they are strong....stronger than lots of people!!!

  2. Sticking with a plan while traveling is hard. Good for you for not letting one misstep derail you entirely.

  3. I can relate to your comment today "It was an odd thing - it really was like I was watching myself but not doing anything about it." I have been feeling like that lately. Just Have to say thanks for the post.

  4. Missed ya. Glad you are back :)

  5. Good job with your eats when away! way to go with the working out at the hotel gym too. I've never done that! Ha!


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